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Liberia attends ECOWAS Mid-year Statutory Meetings in Abuja

BST Release/Maximilian Kasseh
L-R: Rep. Edwin Snowe, Jr., Deputy Finance Minister Samora Wolokolie, Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission to The Gambia Amb. Vabah Gayflor, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation, Abraham Korvah,
L-R: Rep. Edwin Snowe, Jr., Deputy Finance Minister Samora Wolokolie, Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission to The Gambia Amb. Vabah Gayflor, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation, Abraham Korvah,

ABUJA, NIGERIA-Liberia is among other Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) members participating in the 2019 Mid-Year Statutory Meetings taking place in Abuja, Nigeria.

The ECOWAS Mid-Year Statutory Meetings kicked off Tuesday in the Nigerian Capital, beginning with the Eighty Second Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Community.

According to a release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, the meetings are ongoing at the ECOWAS Commission’s Headquarters.

ECOWAS 2019 Mid-Year Statutory Meetings are being held, ahead of its Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government slated for this weekend.

The release said Liberia’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abraham Korvah, and Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs, Samora Wolokollie, were accompanied to the meeting by Ambassador Al-Hassan Conteh.

The release also noted that during the Council of Ministers’ meeting, several key issues, including the memoranda on the hosting of the Headquarters of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor, the award of the 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence, among others, are being considered.

The Meetings are eexpected to climax later Wednesday, June 26.

Meanwhile, ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, says the vision of the Founding Fathers of ECOWAS saw the need to jointly tackle the challenges facing their countries.

Mr. Brou said:” Following such recognition, the Heads of State and Government decided to pool resources, while respecting their diversity, to achieve stability, ensure rapid growth and optimised production in the Region, and raise the living standards of its people.”

He urged member countries to remember the course set by the Founding Fathers and continuously embrace it as a compass to steer their actions and evaluate the progress made.

The ECOWAS Commission President made the statement at the opening of the mid-year statutory meetings of ECOWAS in the Nigerian Capital, Abuja.

The ECOWAS Executive also called on Member States to implement the Lomé Declaration on Peace, Security, Stability and the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism.

The Lomé Declaration was adopted during the joint ECOWAS-Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) summit in July 2018.
 

 


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